Northwestern University-Specific ResourcesThis document specifically focuses on concrete resources and referrals. If you have a need you don't see a resource for, please contact CAPS at 847-491-2151.
Student Enrichment Services
Student Enrichment Services Website
Partners with FGLI - first generation, lower income, and/or DACA/undocumented students and can be an additional resource for navigating on campus resources.
Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance Website
Insurance Office staff are available to help you navigate and understand NU Aetna or your private health insurance plan benefits.
Patient Advocate in NUHS
Patient Advocate in NUHS Contact Elizabeth Hsu
Elizabeth can be helpful in understanding medical bills and finding resources to cover the costs of medical care in some cases. Elizabeth is also skilled in getting students connected to needed medical services.
Dean of Students Office
Dean of Students Office Website
Student Support Services, Accessible NU, Conduct, and Off Campus Life, NU Help, and questions regarding medical leaves of absence can be found on their website.
Center for Awareness Response and Education (CARE)
Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE) Website
Support, safety planning, and connection to resources for survivors of sexual violence and for the promotion of healthy sexuality.
Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)
Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) Website
Enriches the cultural experience of Northwestern through leadership and education programming; providing opportunities for community engagement and identity expression; and assisting students in navigating the University.
Health Promotion and Wellness (HPaW)
Health Promotion and Wellness (HPaW)/Wellness Website
Primary provider of health promotion, education, and prevention programs and services on alcohol, other drug, and wellness issues.
Advancing women, gender equity and inclusion. A valuable resource for women, trans, and gender non binary staff, faculty, and students.
Assistance is available to those who experience temporary financial hardship that is directly related to changes made by the university because of COVID-19. In some circumstances they can help with travel expenses caused by the change in calendar and technology needs related to remote learning. The link to apply directly for aid can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid’s Website.
NU’s on-campus food pantry. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Purple Pantry currently operates by appointment only. Students should email Teresa Corcoran directly for more information.
For the latest in NU dining services, including changes related to Spring Break schedules and the stay-home order, visit the dining service website.
Health Services Pharmacy (Evanston)
Health Service Pharmacy (Evanston) Website
Northwestern University students, visiting scholars, and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary students may use the pharmacy, regardless of if they were seen at Evanston Health Service. All are required to present a valid student identification card (i.e. NU WildCARD).
Office of International Students and Scholar Services
Office of International Students and Scholar Services Website
For questions and concerns related to how Covid-19 and the move to remote learning will affect International students and scholars, visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
International Student and Scholar FAQs
Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA)
Northwestern Career Advancement/ NCA Website
For students concerned about how the Covid-19 pandemic may affect their future career plans, students are encouraged to contact the NCA, who continues to provide full virtual services to all students and employer partners. Virtual appointment schedule is available through their Handshake platform.